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. job figures are out in the u.s. today at the battle for the white house goes to ohio and wisconsin. dozens of young men have been shocked by the military in northeastern nigeria. welcome to bbc world news. also, the world bank says burma and will get its first development plan. and, tackling the energy question. human rights groups have condemned a video posted on the internet which appears to show syrian rebels of executing captured government soldiers. amnesty international says if confirmed, it constitutes a war crime. we are asking whether this is something new. >> it has happened before. but now it is becoming more and more obvious that the rebels are committing killings like the regime, and at the same level, both of them. it is just days before a big conference in doha where the opposition is asked to unified under one group, in order to bid but to lead the rebels on the ground, because there's a big discrepancy between the political leadership and the rebels on the ground who are fighting, in their aspirations, in the way they are conducting their rebellion. >> are they out
general and their women woes. a scandal among the u.s. top brass claims a second scamp amid growing concerns of a security breach. first, the c.i.a. boss general petraeus quits over an affair. now, john allen, email ex changes connected to the scandal. >> also in the program, we report from golden heights where tension is rising after israel and syria exchange fire across their border. in china, it's all change at the top. we have a special report on how the next generation is determined to tread its own path. >> i would like to be a software engineer. >> so you don't want to do the sort of things that your parents did? >> never. >> hello, it's midday here in london, 7:00 in the morning in washington. there's been a new twist to the sex scandal engulfing the american military top brass there. on friday, general david petraeus resigned as boss of the c.i.a. after it was revealed that he had been having an extra marital affair. now general john alan has been drawn into the scandal after what is being called inappropriate communications with a woman also linked to the affair. he has de
votes once the results come through. if we look at the u.s. congress, meanwhile, republicans maintained control of the lower house, democrats have kept their majority in the upper house. this is how those electoral votes stack up, state-by-state. mitt romney, 206 electoral votes, president obama, 303. compared to the last election, president obama 1365 electoral votes, john mccain won on hundred 73. back then, we should say that he won n.c. and indiana, but those states went to mitt romney this time around. let's get the full story of the night from our washington correspondent. >> the first family, stepping out to a second term. to the strains of signed, sealed, committed. looking forward to the inspiration from the voters. >> you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have to pick ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [applause] >> by then it was nearly 2:00 in the morning, the culmination of an exhilarating night. >> this is
buddhists are trying to drive out muslims who they say don't belong in burma. these muslim men showed us scars from the assault on their village two weeks ago, an assault backed, they say, by the police and army. this woman describes the moment her husband was killed by a bullet while he was trying to doups the flames in the burning mosque. she zpares now over how she and her children will survive. -- she despairs now over how she and her children will survive. this is a nearby town. there are victims on both sides, buddhists and muslim. but the muslim rahinjas have borne the brunt of the violence. what happened to this village and many others wasn't a spontaneous outburst of ethnic anger. all the evidence we heard from victims paints a picture of a planned, organized attack in which the security forces at best did nothing, and at worst, took part. it's pushed them as muslims into ever smaller ghetto-liken claves and cast a shadow over the start of this country's democratic journey. more than 100,000 people have been left homeless and hungry, a part of burma already blighted by poverty.
will be the next president. hello and welcome. also coming up in the program, following hard on the heels of the u.s. results, a change in the top in china. what will this mean for the rest of the world? and terrible facts of life for one 15-year-old pakistani girl killed acid by her parents for looking at a boy. hello, it is midday here in london, 6:00 in the morning in madison, wisconsin where president obama is schedule told appear at the start of this, the final day of campaigning, in what's been a grueling and hugely expensive 18 month battle with mitt romney a third of americans have already cast their votes lerl i. both men now have less than 24 hours to convince the undecided in a handful of swing states to come on boards. with the polls pointing to a dead heat, still everything to play for. let's get the latest from my colleague jane hill who joins us live from washington. jane, over to you. >> hello and welcome. the u.s. presidential election campaign has entered its final day with the candidates fighting for every vote in those marginal states which will decide who will spend the next fou
indeed. kevin connolly in cairo. the spokes person for the israeli defense force joins us live from tel aviv. thanks for being with us. what's your reaction to the fact more rockets appeared to have been fired at tel aviv? it shows the palestinian militants in gaza have longer- range rockets. >> of far, they have not managed to really target tel aviv according to my initial investigation. rockets did not hit the ground in tel aviv as of yet. we were aware they have these capabilities. this is why we targeted their the groundd -- on th fire fight. they have a rocket destined to read tel aviv. >> how long will the military offensive in gaza continue? reservists have been drafted in. is that the precursor to a ground operation? >> the operation will continue as long as we reach our goal. the main goal of the operation is to defend nearly 3 million israelis currently under this immediate rocket danger from gaza launched by hamas and other terrorist organizations. this is what all options are still on the table, including a ground operation. we are currently assessing our next steps and wil
bank, our relationship managers use their work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. >> a new leader for a new era. china's next president takes center stage. xi jinping wil preside over a fifth of the world's population. >> friends of the media, china at needs to know more about the world, and the world needs to understand better about china. >> we talk to china's richest man who rose from poverty to the top of the billionaire's elite table. now he is warning about inequality. >> this wealth that has become a huge problem. >> today's other headlines. violence escalated in gaza after hamas rockets killed israelis across the border. egypt warns the situation could escalate out of control. hello and welcome to gmt. it is 7:00 in the morning in new york and 8:00 in the evening here in beijing, where xi jinping has finally been confirmed as the country's next president. he
to us. it gives you a sense of the secrecy and nervousness there is in chinese society. even about speaking out about the very basic in central political institution to life here which is the communist party. >> john, we will be watching closely and i know you will be watching, too. syrian fighter jets bombed a turkish border town. it sent huge plumes of black smoke and according to a witness said scores of syrians running into turkey. syrian forces are trying to recapture the area from rebels who took the town last thursday. let's speak to the bbc's middle east correspondent. jim, more violence carrying on. the significance of this attack. >> of course, it was right on the turkish border. apparently a bomb exploded, dropped by a syrian air force jet, right on the border, about 10 meters inside syria. but very close, close enough to smash windows from the explosion in the adjacent turkish town and also causing a number of civilians to flee across the border. last thursday some been -- something like 9000 crossed the border. rebels of taken hold of it and now the government is strug
shelters have been set up to house those affected. while the people of central america are used to these seismic events, in areas where the infrastructure is weak and homes are poorly constructed, there was little people could do to get out in time. authorities are now racing to save as many of those in danger as possible. will grant, bbc news, mexico. >> this is "gmt" from bbc world news. i am david eades. top story -- china begins the process of handing over power to a new generation of leaders. the outgoing president calls for an end to corruption. a look at the business news. the world is watching -- when the second-biggest economy is changing leadership. >> absolutely right. economic growth is at the forefront of discussion in beijing at the moment. growth in the country has slumped to a three-year low. mr. hu already talked about boosting domestic consumption to offset the dramatic decline in exports that we see. he talked about the need to move the yuan to a more market-based exchange rate. but one country and particularly we will be watching very closely is india. one of
of the whistle-blowing greek journalist charged after trying to expose wealthy tax avoiders. he tells us why he acted. >> the government has lied and have made a mockery of the greek people with this list. they were obliged to pass it to parliament or to the justice system. > w i'm david eades. also coming up in the program -- how does china spread the wealth? we reflect on one of the great challenges facing the next generation of leaders. and from action man to a man of inaction, does this latest stunt explain president putin's bad back and the cancellation of appointments? >> hello. thanks very much for being with us. millions of americans are grad weight waking up to a third day without power as they continue to count the cost of the superstorm, sandy. within the last hour, new york's subway has resumed a limited service at least. elsewhere, transport and infrastructure remains is he severely affected. today, 70 people are known to have been killed during the storm. on a visit to one of the worst affected areas, new jersey, president obama promised senior officials in all the affected states
-- maria, good morning to you. thank you for being with us. i'm wary of general liesing. but it's an interesting voting block for the latino vote, because it is growing and growing. for instance there are many more hispanic voters eligible to vote, aren't there? >> yes. but also they are in different parts of the country. the electoral map was written in 2010 where the weight was no longer in the coast. no longer just new york, south carolina and florida. now it's in colorado, is obama or romney going to take it? you find too often that people don't realize the latino vote is undersampled when it comes to polling. i think we'll see a lot of surprises tonight. >> well that's surprising, because you have rattled off a bit about the states. and there's a state with more than a million latino voters. on election day you have 2.4 million latinos that have come to -- of age to vote. that's three electoral seats. also because there's such an extreme view that's been taken by republicans that latinos feel like they have no choice but to go democratic. because of the tone republican part
that it will be used to crack down on government critics. europe, now, where millions of people are joining in protest against austerity measures. protests are taking place in spain, greece, portugal, and italy. more action is planned in some of the eastern european union states. in madrid, hundreds of flights have been canceled, doesn't have been arrested after scuffles with police early this morning. our correspondents are following these. good to see you all. let's start with you, chris, in lisbon. what is happening there? >> the streets are fairly quiet, partly because most public transport has been shut down. a lot of the flights here have been cancelled as well. most schools are closed and so are a lot of public offices. we have not seen many demonstrations so far, although we spoke to some union members who had been picketing from the early morning hours this morning. they feel that the mood is beginning to change. for a long time there had been this acceptance that austerity was necessary and that changes had to come, but now the feeling that it has gone too far and is being done too fast, tha
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